If you're preparing to pitch your nonfiction work to agents or publishers, you may have heard about the necessity of platform. What if you don't have one?
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Kirsten Oliphant explains how to reach out to others who can help you build your author platform and how to generate a great pitch for collaboration.
Author and social media expert Kirsten Oliphant explains how to manage your platform-building activities on social media sites.
Author Gigi Rosenberg describes how she redesigned and relaunched her author website primarily on her own, only hiring assistance at the end.
Agent Laurie McLean discusses the platform and book launch strategy for author/musician Simon Curtis.
Kirsten Oliphant discusses how to effectively use Facebook pages and groups.
Writer and blogger Kirsten Oliphant explains how to build your platform on Twitter in only 15 minutes a day.
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